To encourage continuing excellence in the creation of children’s literature, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has instituted grant programs. An important function of the SCBWI is providing assistance and support to those working in the children’s book field. We are pleased to be able to offer the following grants , as well as others found on the menu to the left:
The Work-In-Progress Grants are funded by Amazon.com. These include both the Barbara Karlin and Don Freeman grants.
Click here for a list of previous Grant Winners and Runners-up
The Amber Brown Grant
in honor of Paula Daniziger is given to two schools demonstrating interest and need. It provides funds for an author or illustrator to visit a school and spend time wih students.
The Student Illustrator Scholarship (SIS)
was instituted in 2011. Each year, the SCBWI sponsors four conference scholarships for full-time graduate or undergraduate students studying illustration.
Also launched in 2011, the SCBWI Book Launch Award
provides two annual awards of $2000 each for an author or illustrator to use for marketing a book scheduled for release from a PAL publisher during the next calendar year.
Click here for the 2013 Awards and Grants Calendar
For more information about a specific grant, choose from the menu to the left.